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“Disease”

We’ve had a lot of reading about slavery in this class that have explained how people tried to justify enslaving people.  It’s always shocking to learn about this but this weeks reading was just unbelievable.  To say that enslaved people wanting to be free and run away, is a disease is ridiculous.  It’s always amusing… Continue reading

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Women In America

I found this weeks readings to be very interesting about women abolitionists in America and how they had set the foundation for womens rights later on down the line.  The way that we live in today’s society, I think we sometimes forget to look back at how women were treated throughout history and realize that… Continue reading

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Round vs. Flat

So since it was Columbus day yesterday, there are a lot of history articles floating around about Christopher Columbus.  This one I found was explaining how the legend of Columbus “proving” the earth was round and not flat is just not true.  Historians say that there was no way that around that time, people thought… Continue reading

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Transcontinental Railroad

The transcontinental railroad was a big step in the industrial revolution.  This railroad also known as the Pacific Railroad is what first connected the east United States to the west.  Before the railroad was built, people had to travel either by wagon or even by boat to travel across the United States.  The railroad provided… Continue reading

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American Character: Reconciling Excellence and Consent

In this reading I  was very interested in how Alexis de Tocqueville saw the character of the American people.  It seemed that he liked that people acted as individuals but saw that as a little bit of an issue when it came to trying to reconcile excellence and consent within the government.  Overall he seemed… Continue reading

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Early Education

Lately we’ve been discussing education and how important it was to people when it was first being established.  I found an article that was describing education in the beginning stages and was a little surprised.  In the article I read,  they were explaining how they actually had children help teach the lessons.  They didn’t always have… Continue reading

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Runaway Advertisement

A fugitive slavery advertisement is something that I never knew had existed.  I found it pretty shocking to learn that these advertisements were made.  Slavery on its own is awful enough, but these advertisements are similar, in my opinion, to what people now make for their lost pets… minus the abuse.  So these people were… Continue reading

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Great Awakening

Out of this weeks readings,  I found the article by Lambert about The Great Awakening to be most interesting.  As I said in my introduction post, I’ve never been too interested in history, so The Great Awakening is something I have heard about but never really learned about so this was a good opportunity for… Continue reading

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Introduction

I’ll start with a little bit of information on myself.  I am an athletic training major and I plan to go to physical therapy school after I graduate.  I’ll be honest, history has not always been a strong point for me, so I’ll definitely be learning a lot in this class.  I do think history is… Continue reading

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